With a choice of seven luxurious serviced apartments conveniently located around this historic city, Grand Central Apartments offer the perfect base from which you can explore and experience the extensive range of attractions on offer.

No visit to Derby would be complete without spending time in its stunning Gothic cathedral. Dating back to 1530 and featuring a 65-metre tower, it is the resting place for Bess of Hardwick and Georgina Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire. The cathedral’s central location is perfect for following with a meander through the mix of ancient, eclectic streets, with a plethora of art galleries, independent retailers, wine bars, restaurants and a cinema in the Derby Quad.

For music lovers

For anyone visiting Derby who has a love of live music, The Flowerpot features performances from live bands throughout the week with both free entry and paid entry on offer, depending upon the day and the performer. In addition to being a nationally recognised live music venue, it is also famed for its real ale and cocktail menu, perfect to enjoy whilst watching gigs ranging from pop and rock to country and western, or to wash down the home-cooked Nepalese curry should you wish to indulge on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Alternatively, The Blessington Carriage (affectionately known as ‘The Bless’ by patrons far and wide) offers quiz nights, film nights and deals on pizza and drinks throughout the week. At weekends, live DJ’s take you on a journey of nostalgic fun playing indie and Brit Pop hits until 2am.

For relaxation and unwinding

Those looking to experience a slower pace of local life can enjoy the myriad well-known brands found at the Derbion. Whether you’re wishing to indulge in a little retail therapy in the multiple fashion chains, treat yourself to self-care products in the wide selection of beauty stores, or enchant younger visitors in the multitude of toy and game outlets, The Derbion has something for all tastes and budgets. Offering a haven from the extensive selection of shopping facilities is the mouth-watering choice of eateries also located within the centre. Whether you’re grabbing a quick coffee and a cake or aiming to enjoy a more formal and relaxing culinary experience, your needs will be well catered for. Further leisure activities include ten pin bowling, a cinema and a theatre.

The great outdoors

Anyone visiting Derby is sure to enjoy a trip to the Peak District. Located just 15 miles from the city centre, the stunning national park offers unparalleled views across a 555 sq mile expanse of natural beauty. Appealing to everyone from ardent hikers to keen photographers, this highly regarded national attraction features caves fit for exploring, mountains perfect for scaling, reservoirs, cycleways, viaducts and is home to an array of wildlife and habitats. Regardless as to when you are visiting Derby, the breathtaking sights of the Peak District never fail to put on a photo-worthy display through the seasons.